Did you know that Suriname is the place to be to invest in many different industries?
This because there are a lot of unused agricultural areas where full scale and sustainable production for pineapple, coconut, cassava and citrus fruits easily can be started up.
And not only in the agri sector or in the food sector, but also in many other areas like high tech and tourism there are many opportunities, as long as you keep your company and business model focused on sustainability.
Suriname has decided that 93% of the country will stay a forest, untouched by human activity. 7% of the country may be used for sustainable industries.
As a reference: The island of Java in Indonesia is almost as big as Suriname. Java has 140 million inhabitants, Suriname has only 600.000. Java has a GDP of 500 billion USD (50% of the GDP of Indonesia) and Suriname only 3.5 billion USD. This all shows Suriname has room for growth.
So if you want to invest in a young small production company to startup export to Brazil, the US or EU, you have everything you need in Suriname.
Changing From Agriculture to Agribusiness
Suriname has the long term vision of becoming the main exporter in Caricom for fruits, vegetables and meat.
And for this to happen investors are needed to help both LMEs and SMEs grow and enable startups to start. We need to enrich farms with business principles.
Various small companies that are out there, currently are looking for funding to grow, innovate and to work more efficient.
If you, for instance, are looking to invest in cassava and biodegradable cassava bags, we have companies available, you can start with tomorrow.
Below you see pictures of a small cassava plant in Suriname, near the airport and the harbor. It is an example of an SME like many others in Suriname looking for growth funding to enable the many export opportunities.